Hon. Marjorie L. Clagett See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Calvert County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Marjorie L. Clagett


Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: MD5717
The people that work with her or for her in a business capacity are intimidated and afraid of her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4692
I do not think that Judge Clagett should be ranked among Maryland's worst judges. Not even close. She punctual, she expects you to be. She is prepared, she expects you to be. She works hard, she expects you to. She is not all happiness and sunshine, but she is fair, smart and consistent.


Comment #: MD1379
Does not view all available evidence before determining verdict.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1056
Unnecessarily rude and hostile to litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD471
Poor temperament. Not evenhanded in civil cases.


Comment #: MD97
I disliked this judge at first, but I now see that she is an optimist when it comes to custody issues. Motion to do things before she grants the other side the same motion, and then follow her orders exactly, and you will be victorious.